Civilian shot at, injured in Bijbehara

Bijbehara: A civilian was shot at and injured by unknown gunmen in Hassanpora area of Bijbehara hamlet in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Friday.

An official told a local news gathering agency that militants fired upon a civilian in Hassanpora in which he received injuries following which he was shifted to Dub District Hospital (SDH) Bijbehara for treatment.

The injured civilian has been identified as Asif Ali Ganai, son of late Ali Mohammad Ganai of Hassan Pora Tavela.

Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.

The officials said that the injured was shifted to 92 base hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment.

It is worth to mention here that the injured is the son of slain Head Constable Ali Muhammad Ganai, who was killed last year.

“#Terrorists fired upon & injured one Asif Ganai S/O Martyr Head Constable Ali Mohd Ganai outside mosque in Hasanpora Tavela area of Bijbehara #Anantnag. He was immidiately shifted to hospital for treatment. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted. (KNO)

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